It’s official, I have two toddlers. My little girl really isn’t a baby anymore. I moved out her crib and to the big girl bed and mattress that we bought ages ago. We have really tall kids, so having a toddler bed in between doesn’t make much sense for us. You’ve seen her room before, but this is it redone to fit her new needs. She’s a BIG lover of “peenk” (pink), so I brought a bunch more pink into her room since it was originally just white and purple. She loves it-check it out:
That’s all for now! I’m hoping to be blogging more now that we are healthy! Anything you want to know more about?
Boy, I’m so behind on this post. We have been sick, practically the entire month of March and now into April. Husband’s and C’s spring tree allergies are hitting us hard too. The punches just keep coming lately 😞. We all have a chest-racking cough right now (don’t worry we aren’t contagious) and it’s making sleep… Almost non- existent. Survival mode has been kicking in so the blog has been neglected- you know how it is.***
I don’t even want to get into the details of how miserable it’s been being sick over the Easter holiday, so I’ll just show you all the pictures I got despite our poor kiddos feeling terrible.
It felt like much of the Easter pizazz was stolen from us since we couldn’t do several of our traditions and the kids didn’t even really care about it anymore at that point. We had been doing awesome with our Lent and the kids had been putting stickers on their charts everyday. To watch them just blankly stare in a fever induced coma while I croaked “it’s Easter!” was so sad, since I knew they had been really looking forward to it.
But, we muddled through and put on a brave face (read: ibprophen and cold medicine propped us up). The poor kiddos posed bravely in their Easter outfits. Despite being sick, we got some cute shots!
So, growing up, getting new a new dress for Easter was a tradition for us girls. I remember dress shopping fondly. Usually we got dresses at Costco, that is, until I became a teenager and out grew them. My mom gallantly packed up the small tots, and took me to the mall (she hates the mall), and waited as I picked out something we could both agree on. Being particularly fancy for Easter meant that something special was happening, so even if we could’t fully grasp the concept of the Resurrection, we understood that everything was bright and new for Easter. I still started getting giddy for Easter at the beginning of Lent.
She barely held still, but wow, I love this picture. She’s such a joyful little lady.
Well, mostly. Unless mom is telling her to hold still 🙁
Look at these handsome fellas! I am super proud of these bow-ties, since I made them myself! The tutorial was fairly simple, but I had to rescale the pattern a bit since I didn’t like how tiny they originally were. Having a golden or “Easter-y colored” tie is tradition in my family. I think it’s important for the both the boys and girls to really feel how special Easter is by wearing very special clothes, our very best clothes, for the Easter service, with emphasis on them being brightly colored. I meant for Husband to have suspenders to but, alas, the sickness took me.
She’s her father’s daughter no? 😉
Easter baskets are not something I grew up with but Husband did. I’ve had a great time integrating them into our family’s Easter tradition. I try to make them practical, with something fun they have been wanting, and something they worked on with Lent. As I posted before, we have made nightly Rosary a new habit in our family, which was our family goal with Lent (we succeeded!). C can say a whole decade of the Rosary and the Our Father by himself. Z can say her own intentions. So, for their Easter baskets they each got a Rosary. Inside Z’s she also got chalk, and a daisy grow kit, and dress up shoes.
C got his Easter bow tie, a Rosary, a sunflower grow kit, a new art smock, a hand-me-down car, and a new pull back car.
The kids got to have their Easter baskets in the morning before we got dressed for church.
After church and a quick nap, we headed over to my parents annual Easter celebration. My parents have been putting on this party for well over 10 years and it is …epic, to say the least. Between the amazing food, joyful songs, and unparalleled egg hunt, it’s safe to say, this is not an event you want to miss. I was desperate for the kids to be well enough to go and thankfully, fevers all dropped the day before.
This was Z’s first hunt where she understood what what going on! She’s a natural.
Boy, that smile get’s me every time. I’ve got one incredible son.
We are so lucky to live near…ALL of our family. Here’s C and Z’s cousin Macie (back middle) and their auntie Melania (far right). I refer to her so often as “aunt” I forget she’s my baby(est) sister! Both girls are such dolls. Z is going to have a wonderful time growing up with them and learning all the ropes. C will probably have a great time trying to date all their friends :-/
That was our Easter 2016! I hope you had a wonderful one.
***When I first started this post we were all still sick. We are all healthy now!